Penn State Intercom......October 25, 2001

National grant awarded
to Palmer Museum of Art

The Palmer Museum of Art has received a $112,500 general operating support grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Funds awarded through the grant will allow the museum to continue its level of service to the University and community audiences. Jan Muhlert, director, said the grant will be used to help the museum expand its outreach efforts in several areas, including equipping a new works on paper study room to make the museum's collection of prints, drawings and photographs more readily accessible to visitors of all ages. The library also will be able to update the collection database, add images and put it online.

The institute recognized the museum not only for the strength, diversity and caliber of its collections and exhibitions, but also for its commitment to education and outreach to the University and area communities. Reviewers were impressed by the number of area schoolchildren who visit the Palmer Museum -- more than 2,100 last year alone -- and they specifically commended the museum for the connections it has forged with other University departments.

For information about the Palmer Museum of Art, go to http://www.psu.edu/dept/palmermuseum/. For information about the institute, go to http://www.imls.gov/.

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